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A good sale to Madrid
American / British Airways / Finnair / Iberia’s $645 fare is a regular economy fare with ONE check luggage and normal size carry-on included
American / British Airways / Finnair / Iberia also have a $495 fare, but it is a Basic Economy / Economy Light fare. These Basic Economy / Economy Light fares:
- DO NOT allow for advance seat assignment
- DO NOT include checked bags – they are $75 each way for the 1st bag and $100 for the 2nd
- DO NOT allow for changes
- DO NOT allow for cancellations – so if you cancel after the 24 hour risk free period, the Basic Economy version will have no value for future travel
- Most online travel agencies are not properly displaying these fares with American / British Airways / Finnair / Iberia as BASIC ECONOMY.
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Sample Travel Date:
- April 17th – 25th
- This is a sample date. See below for more available travel dates
- Valid for travel from April – early May for Sunday through Wednesday departures and for Tuesday through Friday returns. A Sunday stay is required. Must purchase at least 7 days in advance of departure.
- Note: This fare is valid at the time of posting. If this post is more than two days old, the fare is most likely gone.
How to Search for Availability:
- This is just to search for availability. To buy your tickets, scroll down to “How to Buy” section of this post
- Use Matrix Airfare Search by ITA Software and use the following search criteria:
- Origin: CLT
- Origin Advanced Routing Code:
- Routing Codes: aa
- Extension Codes:
- This is instructing Matrix Airfare Search by ITA Software to search for the Basic Economy fare. Use those dates on American and you will be presented with the option to upgrade to the regular economy fare.
- Destination: MAD
- Return Advanced Routing Code:
- Routing Codes: aa
- Extension Codes:
- (Click on Advanced Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Duration “3-10” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
- Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
- How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
- The Matrix Airfare Search by ITA Software search page should be like below when all values are inputted
- You cannot buy tickets using Matrix Airfare Search by ITA Software. To buy, follow our instructions in the “How to Buy” section below.
- CLT – MAD (Madrid) – CLT
- Miles Flown: 8,192 miles
- Loyalty Points: 2,755 points
- Redeemable Miles: 2,755 miles
How to Buy:
- Book on American with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search.
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